I'm sorry if this is a bit all over the place. Today was a tough day and I'm really exhausted, and I am sure I'm making this into a much bigger deal than it is.
DD is EBF. She wouldn't take a pacifier from us and we gave up trying to introduce one. When she started daycare around 12 weeks, we told them she refused to take one.
Lately when I picked her up from daycare, I noticed she had a crease on her top lip. I thought maybe she had been using a pacifier, but I wasn't confident enough that she was so I didn't say anything. (She has never had one in when I pick her up). Today when I put her in the car after picking her up I noticed the definite outline of a pacifier on her face.
I'm not sure what to think about this. We never said not to give her a paci, so I can't really be mad that they did. But we never sent any pacis with her and I find it kind of gross that they are giving her some they happen to have around.
I'm not sure if I should embrace the paci and send her own in or ask them to stop giving it to her. At this point, we were not planning to give her a paci because I've read that 4 months was a good time to wean off of it so we figured why create the habit now. And we didn't want to create any additional wake ups at night to reinsert the paci.
At the same time, if it is something she needs for comfort at DC, I don't necessarily want to take it away from her. She does fine at home without one, but she does comfort nurse a lot which obviously isn't an option when we are apart.
I've been experiencing blisters on the tips of my nipples the last few weeks too (not milk blebs but regular blisters). At first I thought they were due to the pump because they started around when I went back to work. Then I noticed that they form on the weekends. So I thought maybe DD was sucking differently because of introducing a bottle. Now I wonder if it is because of the paci?
Sorry this is so long and a bit of a brain dump. I thought DD had made the no paci decision for us and now it just seems like one more stressful thing to worry about. Thanks for reading this far and I appreciate your insights!
TTC Since 8/2011
BFP #1 5/13/12 * EDD 1/24/13 * MC at 7 wks 4 days on 6/11/12
BFP #2 5/13/13 * Current EDD 1/23/14
Baby N born 2/8/14